Let’s hope this goes better than “Sesame Street.” The day after claiming a special honor at the American Music Awards for being the first woman in history to have five #1 singles on the same album, Katy Perry gets to add one more honor to her résumé: host of “Saturday Night Live.”
A release from EMI announced that Perry will take up hosting duties for the December 10 episode of the live variety show. The announcement made no mention of whether Perry would also perform as the show’s musical guest.
Perry appeared once before on the show back in 2010 as the musical guest for an episode hosted by Amy Poehler. She also showed off some of her comedic chops in a sketch that satirized her controversial and voluptuous guest spot on “Sesame Street.”
Perry joins a list of musicians who have also hosted “SNL,” including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ludacris, Paul Simon, Queen Latifah and Sting.
Comedy is not entirely a new area for Perry. The video for “Last Friday Night” included a good amount of acting before and after the music ended, playing out like a short film. There were also a handful of shorts on Funny or Die based on her character from the video, Kathy Beth Terry .
Perry’s television experience, however, is limited to one short appearance as Honey on an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” back in February. She most recently lent her voice to the big-screen adaptation of “The Smurfs” this past summer, playing Smurfette .
It’s also important to note Perry’s comedic husband, Russell Brand, who hosted earlier this year.
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